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Shared Hosting $1.99 - $5.99
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LAWRENCE F. GAGARIN

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LAWRENCE F. GAGARIN,
5.0
I have been struggling for 3 days and 2 nights just to find answers to all of my queries. I tried asking my friendly google but it redirects me to forums and blogs. I read and read but never find a st...Read Moreraight forward answer to solve my frustration about how to setup and configure webhosting server until I decided to send ticket to webhostingpad.com and directly talk to their admin. I was amazed thou we had different time zone, the dude response to my emails so quick and everytime I asked he was right there will reply you in no time WOW!

Big big thanks to the admin I really appreciate your presence your doing a great job and you didn't hesitate to answer tons of questions.

My 5 years of subscription will end next year 2018. I will renew my subscription for another 5 years ^_^ so blessed to have you guys.

THANK YOU SO MUCH
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Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman from United States,

Used to be good but not anymore (IMO)

1.0
I was a customer for several years but they have raised their prices so high that they are no longer competitive in the market. I canceled my service with them and had my website transferred to another host. Webhostingpad continue...Read Mored to bill me against my wishes and refused to refund me. They then turned over the matter to a collection agency and I have turned it over to my attourney. Shop around - you will find a better company to deal with.Less
WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hi Aaron,

I\'m sorry to hear you\'re unhappy with our pricing. We have not raised our prices significantly in the last few years, if at all, but I understand there can be some confusion between the introductory offer and the re...Read Moregular rates, which are a little higher than the special offer you would receive when first signing up.

With that said, I would recommend you look into some of the regular or renewal rates for competing hosts, as those rates are usually much higher than our regular rates. Most hosts, including us, will require that services be cancelled in order to stop billing. Our cancellation forms are set to automatically cancel any invoices associated with the cancelled service immediately, so no billing continues to occur.

I am sorry we weren\'t able to meet your hosting needs.
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Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman,
Your response is complete BS. I did cancel the service but you refused to refund my money and billed my credit card against my wishes. I did a chargeback and now you have turned the matter over to a collection agency. Your company...Read More is low class (in my opinion) and it appears you are desperate to scavenge money any way possible. I hope you and everyone at your company rots in Hell.Less
Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro,
After the introductory offer I renew the services from WebHostingPad, I did not notice any extraordinary increase, perhaps the cost stay the same as the introductory, but I am not sure. I am sure that there was no significant inc...Read Morerease, this I can guarantee. On a side note, it is attorney, not attourney. My opinion about you is that you are either malicious or scattered mind and do not know what you do.Less
Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman,
You are obviously an employee of WebHostingPad. You have my sympathies...
Sergio
Sergio,
I am a retired professor of physics that currently runs a high-tech company. No, I am not an employee of WebHostingPad. On the other hand, I wonder why you came up with this idea that people write pro and con because of their af...Read Morefiliation. Your negative opinion about WebHostingPad is certainly against my approximately 10 years experience with the site.Less
Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman,
...and I wonder why you think your opinion matters to anyone but yourself. Also, you have horrible grammar for someone that claims to be a professor.
Hugh Y
Hugh Y from Australia,

WARNING, don't use the service from this company

1.0
cheap for a reason, if you just want to something to play with, no actually want your site to work or viewed by others, then please go ahead.
I will show my experience with this company. I have signed their service for a 3 years ...Read Moreplan back a few years, and end up nothing could be used rather than a web disk, so I didn't cancel it and forget this all together.
Just found my credit card was debited and the plan was renewed automatically for another few years. Then I request to refund without success as only could be done for initial sign up and within 30 days, no renewal at all.
Just full of lie. I am just wondering why there is no government authority to handle this kind of complain and to allow this kind of junk business existed on the market for so long.
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WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hi Hugh,

Did you try contacting our support team for help? If you're receiving errors with your service, we want to help you resolve them so that you can use it as it's intended. Unfortunately we can't allow abusive behavior to...Read More continue unchecked, but we're always happy to help you manage your account so that it's not being abused by WordPress hackers and causing problems like this. Due to WordPress vulnerabilities, you have to stay up-to-date with your plugins and updates, or malicious code finds loopholes in the old code.

We charged you because you didn't cancel your services. Accounts are set to auto-renew, which you agreed to upon sign-up, so unfortunately "didn't cancel and forgetting about it" does not qualify as a cancellation, since we have no idea about your intention to cancel unless you submit a request. If you wish to resolve the issues with your account, we can help you do that if you contact support@webhostingpad.com. If you need help following the cancellation instructions sent to you in reminder emails, we can help you figure out how to cancel so you won't be charged, if you contact billing@webhostingpad.com for help.

Unfortunately there's just no way for us to know you wish to cancel if you don't request it, so we set accounts to automatically continue since we don't want you to lose service, which we let you know when you sign up for our services.

Please contact us for help with your issues. We can teach you how to help keep your account safe and usable even when dealing with vulnerable installations like WordPress, and we can help you cancel if you need to, but we can't help you if you don't contact us or work with us to come to a solution.
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Ivan
Ivan,
I had the exact same experience. They would not refund the hosting for 2 years (over $120), which was auto-renewed. I spoke with one joker over the phone, and emailed him and another joker from WebHostingRobbery, and all denied my...Read More refund, because the 30-day "money-back guarantee" expired.... 8 YEARS ago!!!
It's a scam!
By the way - check out the positive reviews - they are all fake! My brother used to work for technology company in Eastern Europe, and a few years ago in a conversation, I mentioned relying on online reviews. He laughed so hard! They were paid for manipulate reviews, so they write a ton of good reviews for money.
I've discovered that the fake reviews are typically quite short... and that's exactly what the positive reviews of WebHostingRobbers are! Short and ... FAKE!
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Anna Arteeva
Anna Arteeva from Netherlands,

Automatic charging and crazy pricing model

1.0
I stayed with this hosting for 5 years and did not have many complains, the server was off few times, but I only have 3 simple websites so I did not really care that much. Until I got into this mess with automatic renewal. So when...Read More they announced that they are going to charge me double price for coming 5 years, I have decided not to continue, but I payed another service just 3 days before expiry date and webhostingpad used my credit card details for charge me for hosting renewal without my confirmation. They refuse to refund me and I still can't remove my credit card details from the system.Less
WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hi Anna, I apologize you were caught off-guard by automatic renewals, but this is written in the terms you agreed to upon sign-up. The reason we automatically renew is so that customers don't experience any interruptions in servic...Read Moree every time their hosting renews. By automatically renewing, we are able to provide continuous service. If you were planning to cancel, you needed to submit a cancellation request. Otherwise we won't know you don't want to continue with your service. We wish you the best of luck moving forward, but we suggest you carefully read the terms for any host you're planning to move to - you will be hard-pressed to find one that doesn't have automatic renewals or offer introductory rates lower than its regular rates, as it's quite standard in the industry.Less
Anna Arteeva
Anna Arteeva,
It's never a good solution to blame the customer when you interface is not clear enough
WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hi Anna, which part of the interface was unclear, and in what way? I would like to bring these issues up with our developer to see if we can make it a little easier to understand. Of course, our customers always welcome to contact...Read More our team with any questions about using our interface. They should be able to guide you to where you need.Less
Ivan
Ivan,
I had the exact same experience. They would not refund the hosting for 2 years (over $120), which was auto-renewed. I spoke with one joker over the phone, and emailed him and another joker from WebHostingRobbery, and all denied my...Read More refund, because the 30-day "money-back guarantee" expired.... 8 YEARS ago!!!
It's a scam!
By the way - check out the positive reviews - they are all fake! My brother used to work for technology company in Eastern Europe, and a few years ago in a conversation, I mentioned relying on online reviews. He laughed so hard! They were paid for manipulate reviews, so they write a ton of good reviews for money.
I've discovered that the fake reviews are typically quite short... and that's exactly what the positive reviews of WebHostingRobbers are! Short and ... FAKE!
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Harry L
Harry L from Canada,

Stay away, never sign up with them

1.0
Webhosting Pad is the most terrible hosting company. I signed up a 3-year hosting plan (with a free 1 year domain) with Webhosting Pad on Aug 05, 2016. It's a unlimted plan, but I only got 10G web space. They promised 30 day refun...Read Mored guarantee , but they only let my website SLOWLY work for the first month, after the first month I was unable to login to my cpanel and website was down.
After my cpanel and website completely stopped working on Sept 09, 2016, I contacted Webhosting Pad to request account cancellation with refund , but Web Hosting Pad refused to refund me and suspended my account! I paid $71.64USD for a 3 year hosting plan, but the server only SLOWLY worked for the first month, then completely stoped working. They suspended my account but took my money. Now, I lost $71.64USD, and got nothing from Webhosting Pad.
Webhosting Pad is the most terrible hosting company! STAY AWAY FROM THIS CCOMPANY! SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hello Harry

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. The reason your account was suspended is because you disputed the payment with PayPal.

We do offer unlimited hosting space. As outlined in our terms of service that you agree...Read More to when signing up, we have disk space quotas on each account that starts at 10GB. If you find you're using up most of your disk space and need more we will increase it free of charge. This allows us to make more efficient use of the server's disk space because the vast majority of customers will never reach that initial 10GB quota.

I'd be happy to have a member of our support team work with you to make sure that your account is running up to your standard. We, of course, want to make sure your website is available and running efficiently at all times.
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Natasha
Natasha,
I agree with you , i have exactly the same problems with them.....sick and tired ..so i am paying somone now to move my site to another host provider....very embarrassing and lost credibility with my clients
Andrew

Worst host i've been with

1.1
Pros:
• It's ok for a website that has a few html pages and very few visitors

Cons:
• As soon as you gain traffic and your 30 day money back expires, they will suspend your account due to high resource usage (wh...Read Moreich is not true)
• It's the worst host i encountered and i don't recommend it to anyone. Stay away from them.
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Expert Review

Eliran Ouzan
Eliran Ouzan
Hosting Expert

Overview

WebHostingPad: Exciting Features for Small-to-Medium Websites

WebHostingPad hosts more than 300,000 domains worldwide. They offer their clients 99.9% uptime, solid hardware, lots of exciting tools, and a decent set of unlimited options: web storage, bandwidth, domains, MySQL database amounts and email accounts. The pricing policy can be as low as $1.99/month.

Why Choose WebHostingPad?

  • Important unlimited features
  • Intensified security
  • Low prices
  • Stable 24/7 Support

Want to know if WebHostingPad is right for you?

Let’s check it out.

7.7

Good

Rated by Eliran Ouzan

  • User Friendly
    7.5

  • Support
    6

  • Features
    9

  • Reliability
    7

  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

Questionable Uptime, Good Security

Just like many other companies, WebHostingPad promises that your project will run well 99.9% of the server functioning time. The analysis of their own website shows they’re 99.98% online. This is quite a good result. However, a quick glance through any user forum will reveal that 40% of user reviews complain about the regular downtime and just as many users complain about unexpected suspensions. While they promise a compensation in case of long offline periods, there is no way to verify the claim.

Site security comes through the use of extra-secure datacenters located in Chicago, safe hardware, 24/7 server monitoring, and regular backups. Generally, WebHostingPad appears trustworthy.

Features

Plans Stuffed with Great Features

As mentioned, WebHostingPad has a nice set of unlimited features, includin bandwidth, disk space, MySQL databases, email accounts, hosted domains. All these are available without any limits; however, the fine print indicates that you will need to telephone the company to request more bandwidth as the need arises. It is always a good rule of thumb to go over the fine print very carefully when purchasing any hosting plan.

You also will get a free domain name, a website builder, and about $200 for marketing. The package looks really appealing, especially if you need to stick to a budget.

It is also worth pointing out that WebHostingPad has strong script support, great security scanners, and free customized error pages. However, you should bear in mind that many important tools like eCommerce widgets, SSL certificate, advanced spam filters, or advanced web stats are available only in the more expensive Power Plan Plus offers—which cost almost twice as much.

FeatureDescription
Disk SpaceYou get unlimited hard-drive storage with each and every WebHostingPad plan.
BandwidthYou must call and request more bandwidth as the need arises.
Website BuilderTheir own free website builder is included into every plan.
Email AccountsNo limits for emails and many related services. Webmail client is also included.
Shopping CartsOnly OS Commerce Shopping Cart available through the more expensive package.
StatsLog files and website stats for everyone. Advanced stats are available for Power Plan Plus clients.
MySQL databasesNo limits for MySQL databases — host as many as you need.
FTP AccountCan be managed through cPanel. I haven’t found any info regarding limits.
Multiple DomainsYep, no limits again! This is specially great if you want to host several websites at once.

Support

Quick Responses

The support center of WebHostingPad seems to offer everything you may need: 24/7 live chat, email support, and phone lines. Many materials are also available for self-study. However, there are no educational videos, which could have been more convenient for some.

Additionally, many users complain that while customer support has a fairly fast response time, the quality of the actual support varies from par to poor.

  • 24/7 live chat
  • Toll-free phone number
  • 24/7 email support
  • Decent knowledge base
  • Poor News page
  • No blog or forum
  • No video tutorials
  • Poor support quality

Pricing

Nice Discounts for 2-Year Purchases

The pricing policy of WebHostingPad is decent. You can get a good set of features for the moderate price of $3.99. However, there’s a really good way to save some cash: if you make a 2, 3, 4 or 5-year purchase, your discounts may reach 50%.

You will see some additional offers during the signup process, so make sure to look closely and avoid the extra costs. However, the extras they offer are quite nice if you need them. You can get domain privacy and faster hard drives for only 2$/month, so if you’d like to enable these services, don’t hesitate. Don’t forget about the 30 day money back guarantee offered by WebHostingPad.

User Friendly

Capable Datacenter

This web host’s packages include cPanel, which is one of the most popular control panels for efficient web hosting management. It includes important tools to help you create and maintain a good website for your needs.

The actual WebHostingPad website is also quite convenient: the signup process is easy and all of the functions that you need are always at hand. However, many important features that will improve your website’s user-friendliness are available only with the more expensive packages.

Summary

WebHostingPad is a solution for small-to-medium web projects. They offer you a great set of features and fantastic discounts for multi-year purchases. However, don’t forget that they only have Shared and VPS plans, so if you make long-term orders these packages may turn out to be less than enough for your project in a couple of years.

Pros

    • Endless bandwidth, storage, etc.
    • Impressive support and security
    • Attractive prices
    • $200 Marketing bonuses
    • Free domain name included

Cons

      • Self-study materials could be better
      • Possible extra fees during sign-up process
      • Only Shared and VPS packages
      • Site maintenance drags uptime down
      • Unexpected suspensions
      • Poor support quality

WebHostingPad Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Power Plan Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $1.99 7.8 Details
Power Plan Plus Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $4.99 8.3 Details
WordPress Basic Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 5 $2.99 9.0 Details
WordPress Pro Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 10 $3.99 8.1 Details
WordPress Premium Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 25 $5.99 5.8 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Beginner 20 GB - 1 GB $29.95 8.1 Details
Professional 80 GB - 2 GB $34.95 9.6 Details
Premium 160 GB - 4 GB $49.95 7.2 Details

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